Dover Chooses FairPoint for Broadband Expansion

 

More than 200 homes and businesses in East Dover will get high-speed access for first time



SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (Nov. 29, 2011) - FairPoint Communications, a leading telecommunications provider in northern New England, is working with the town of Dover to bring high-speed Internet access to more than 200 homes and businesses in East Dover for the first time.

FairPoint will be in East Dover at the Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., to answer questions and start signing up people up so they can have high-speed access - just in time for the holidays!

Refreshments will be served and there will be prizes and giveaways for all who join in this high-speed, high-fun event.

Interested residents can also find out more about FairPoint's products and promotions prior to Dec. 7 by calling 877.491.6706, or by requesting a call from a customer service representative through the Contact Us form at www.FairPoint.com/contact_us/.

Dover town officials turned to FairPoint to expand its VantagePoint(SM) services in East Dover where residents do not have high-speed Internet access.

VantagePoint services are provided over FairPoint's IP-based network, the largest network of its kind in northern New England.

"We understand the critical need for high-speed broadband services for both business and residential needs," said Ken Black, economic development specialist with the town of Dover. "In an effort to expand this to a group of rural, non-serviced users, the town of Dover approved funds to engage FairPoint to build and supply this capability."

The expansion project consists of three zones. FairPoint is finishing work in Zone 1, which includes approximately 120 locations along these streets: Elva's Way; 77-133 Goose City Road; 141-169 Holland Road; 7-16 Jenne Road; Jockey Hollow; 5-87 Locust; 6-295 North Street; 21-60 Robbins Way; 1-5 Rocky Lane; 6-52 Sherman Road; 11-34 Turner Road; 2-58 Wakelee Road and 15-95 Whites Hill Road.

The Dover Select Board approved $59,000 to cover Zone 2, which includes approximately 110 locations along these streets: 6-14 Beech Tree Lane; 1-109 Captain Copeland Road; 5-117 Cooper Hill Road; 178-261A Dover Hill Road; 235 Dover Road; 1-51 Harris Road; 8-100 Higley; 22-109 Holland Road; 5 Morse Road; Rice Hill; 13-14 Robbins Road; 20 Robins Road; 138-193 Taft Brook Road and 6 Timberview Road.

Pending town approval, a third project is being considered for 2012 to bring high-speed service to Zone 3, covering approximately 175 locations along these streets: 1-40 Brickyard Road; 90-129 Captain Copeland Road; 15-80 Carroll; 35-160 Dover Hill Road; 23-64 Goose City Road; 52 Harris Road; 12-26 Mandy's Road; 2-79 North Street; 20-36 O'Neil Road; 8-101 Snow Road; 4-111 Taft Brook Road; 5-11 Thomas Lane and 15-179 Yeaw Road.

FairPoint, which completed Vermont's largest broadband expansion project to date, now provides access to nearly 90 percent of its Vermont customers.

"This is an exciting opportunity for FairPoint," said Mike Smith, Vermont state president. "When it comes to getting high-speed access to more Vermonters, FairPoint has led the way. We thank the town of Dover for their confidence in us."

About FairPoint Communications, Inc.
FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable network, FairPoint delivers affordable data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. FairPoint delivers VantagePointSM services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This state-of-the-art network provides Ethernet connections that support video conferencing, e-learning and other broadband based applications. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com. You can also connect with FairPoint on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/myfairpoint) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/myfairpoint).


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